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Bignone, Reynaldo B. A., 1928-2018

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Personal name headingBignone, Reynaldo B. A., 1928-2018
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Associated countryArgentina
Birth date1928-01-21
Death date2018-03-07
Place of birthMorón (Argentina)
Place of deathBuenos Aires (Argentina)
Field of activityArgentina--Politics and government--1955-1983
AffiliationColegio Militar de la Nación (Argentina)
Profession or occupationSoldiers Generals Presidents
Found inEl último de facto, ©1992: t.p. (Reynaldo B. A. Bignone) front flap (b. Jan. 21, 1928 in Morón, Prov. of Buenos Aires)
The New York times, 9 March 2018, online, viewed 17 September 2018 (Reynaldo Bignone, a former general who was the fourth and last leader of a military dictatorship in Argentina that illegally imprisoned, tortured, killed and disappeared tens of thousands of people, died in Buenos Aires on Wednesday [Mar. 7] of heart failure produced by septic shock while under house arrest after being convicted of crimes against humanity in multiple trials; born Reynaldo Benito Bignone on Jan. 21, 1928, in Morón, Buenos Aires Province; entered the Military Academy at 19, become general secretary of the Army and was named head of the Military College months before the 1976 coup, retired from the military in 1981; became leader on July 1, 1982, with the stated goal of transitioning to a democratically elected civilian government, and relinquished power on Dec. 10, 1983; never expressed regret for his crimes)
Biblioteca Nacional (Argentina) web site, viewed 17 September 2018 (authorized access point: Bignone, Reynaldo B. A.)